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Poster: stbalbach Date: Mar 25, 2011 11:35am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Google Book settlement denied

Yes, there is a gold mine of material out there waiting to be digitized.

I just found Project Gutenberg Consortia Center. It looks like a project to focus on the post-1923 works. It says:

"..this center acts as a clearinghouse for eBooks presumed to be public domain in the United States, but whose copyright data are not yet sufficient to pass the extreme copyright research required for inclusion in the general Project Gutenberg collection as per copyright requirements in the United States. There will also be Project Gutenberg Consortia Centers for "life +50," "life +70" countries, and hopefully even for "life +60" countries such as India, Venezuela, etc."

For example I found a book there I want to read, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (1923), originally housed at World Public Library, since formatted and uploaded to Internet Archive's Community Text library. Interesting tangle of projects.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJeff Kaplan Date: Mar 25, 2011 11:57am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Google Book settlement denied

you'll find many of those on the archive. For instance:
http://www.archive.org/details/ReminiscencesOfAStockOperator

We have over 20,000 books from Project Gutenberg at http://www.archive.org/details/gutenberg

This post was modified by Jeff Kaplan on 2011-03-25 18:57:48